As part of the NZDA's Well Aware Together Programme, two ADA members have undertaken training through Revolutionaries of Wellbeing and St John, to ensure that they are appropriately equipped to help ADA members in need of health and wellbeing support.

The ADA's Wellbeing Champions are Dr Ginal Bilimoria and Dr Ko Vasan and they can be contacted, confidentially, by email or phone. 

Dr Ginal Bilimoria Dr Ko Vasan
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About our Wellbeing Champions:


Dr Ko Vasan:

With more than 25 years of experience in private practice, Ko Vasan is familiar with the challenges of dentistry and life, which fuels his passion for the welfare of dentists. Additionally, he authored the NZDA article "Mistakes, Emotions and Wellbeing" in March 2024. Currently, he serves as the NZIMID president, ADA treasurer, and also works as a Financial Adviser. Outside of his professional commitments, he enjoys reading, nurturing relationships, and walking in nature.


Dr Ginal Bilimoria:

Ginal has been in private practice now for over 25 years, contracting to corporate and also working from her own practice in Albany. This journey has made her more empathetic to the unique challenges dentists can face in both work environments.  She is passionate about well-being having had to work through her own struggles of balancing work and motherhood with the health needs of her children when they were young. Her interest in developing online dental education to help dentists thrive, led her to undertake further training to certify as a Robbins Madanes ‘Strategic Intervention Life Coach’ and a ‘Working with Women Coach’.  She also volunteers weekly with 'Shout', a UK based, confidential, 24/7 text messaging service for anyone who is struggling to cope. In her spare time, Ginal enjoys travelling, hiking, yoga and putting into practice her learnings from self-help books.